[whatwg] Ongoing work on an editing commands (execCommand()) specification

Ehsan Akhgari ehsan at mozilla.com
Wed Mar 23 21:41:12 PDT 2011

> I always felt it had valid use-cases in *some* form -- namely, some
> authors want conforming content, which means no <font>, while some
> authors want markup that will work in crippled HTML processors like
> Blackberry's e-mail client, which means they want <font>. The only
> question was whether there was a use-case for <span
> style="font-weight: bold">/<span style="font-style: italic"> instead
> of <b>/<i>. I still don't think there is, but I realized it really
> makes no difference -- authors can opt into CSS styling selectively on
> a per-command basis, so it doesn't hurt to allow it.

I thought that you were talking about use cases for CSS mode in general, not only those particular elements...


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